Heat stress and estrus expression

Create changes to alleviate some of the effects of heat stress on the reproductive performance of lactating cows. FULL STORY »

Check out these teaching materials

Modules are available to help you train and improve the skills of dairy workers in six subject areas. The materials include both English and Spanish versions. FULL STORY »

Improving claw health enhances fertility

Lameness prevalence and severity is often underestimated on dairy farms. However, available data clearly supports the notion that lameness compromises reproductive performance. FULL STORY »

Enhance repro performance with EFAs

Dairies committed to reproductive excellence know nutrition is a key driver of reproductive success. A sound nutrition program helps promote a healthy uterus during and after calving and enables cows to perform at their best. FULL STORY »

Metritis impacts key cow performance parameters

Recent research shows that dairy cow feeding behavior during the early transition period is an indicator of metritis risk. FULL STORY »

Researchers study nutrition's role in genetic potential

A new study shows how nutrition affects genetic expression for milk, fat and protein yields. FULL STORY »

No impact of metabolic parameters on oocyte quality

Researchers in Ireland recently attempted to examine the impact of what happens to cows metabolically after they calve—during which time cows typically undergo negative energy balance—on oocyte quality. FULL STORY »

Cool cows to improve reproduction

Many events necessary for establishment of pregnancy in dairy cattle can be compromised by heat stress. Providing cooling for a few days around ovulation can reduce the magnitude of heat stress on fertility. FULL STORY »

Repro Money testimonial on YouTube Play video

See what one Wisconsin dairy farm family has to say about an extension program designed to help improve herd reproductive efficiency. FULL STORY »

Economics of heat stress

Heat stress decreases milk production, feed intake and reproduction and increases the risks of lameness and culling. Here are some estimates of the economic losses. FULL STORY »

Breeding soundness exams

A breeding soundness exam is a vastly underutilized screening tool to gauge the reproductive potential of dairy bulls. FULL STORY »

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